Definitions for lowly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lowly.
humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective
low or inferior in station or quality
"a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subalternadjective
inferior in rank or status
"the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
humble, menial, lowlyadjective
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
base, baseborn, humble, lowlyadjective
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.
In a low condition; meanly.
Not high; not elevated in place; low.
Low in rank or social importance.
Not lofty or sublime; humble.
Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from low.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart. Matt. xi. 29.
He did bend to us a little, and put his arms abroad: we of our parts saluted him in a very lowly and submissive manner, as looking that from him we should receive sentence of life or death. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.
With cries they fill’d the holy fane;
Then thus with lowly voice Ilioneus began. Dryden.
The heavens are not pure in his sight, and he charges even his angels with folly; with how lowly a reverence must we bow down our souls before so excellent a being, and adore a nature so much superior to our own. John Rogers, Sermons.
For from the natal hour distinctive names,
One common right the great and low’y claims. Alexander Pope.
For all who read, and reading not disdain,
These rural poems, and their lowly strain,
The name of Varus oft inscrib’d shall see. John Dryden, Silenus.
Etymology: from low.
I will shew myself highly fed, and lowly taught; I know my business is but to the court. William Shakespeare.
’Tis better to be lowly born,
And range with humble livers in content,
Than to be perk’d up in a glist’ring grief,
And wear a golden sorrow. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Heav’n is for thee too high
To know what passes there; be lowly wise:
Think only what concerns thee, and thy being. John Milton.
Preferr’d the same request, and lowly bow’d. Alexander Pope.
Lowly generally refers to something or someone of low rank, status, or importance. It can also suggest humility or modesty. In terms of position or status, it can infer someone inferior or subordinate in rank. When referring to conditions or things, it suggests something simple, unpretentious, or basic.
not high; not elevated in place; low
low in rank or social importance
not lofty or sublime; humble
having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride
in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly
in a low condition; meanly
Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]
The numerical value of lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The highest goodness is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore it is near The Eternal.
Over the year, what we've seen is that for a long term, emerging markets are still quite lowly priced or reasonably priced, and earnings potential is also quite good. So from a long-term perspective, it's reasonably attractive.
We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers
The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.
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